Dobie Paisano Fellowship, UT Austin Graduate School and Texas Institute of Letters

Dobie FellowshipThe fellowships allow writers to spend four to six months at the Paisano Ranch, J. Frank Dobie’s 254-acre retreat west of Austin, now owned and maintained by The University of Texas at Austin.

RESULTS Seeds of Hope Award

Results Seeds of HopeHe has been awarded the Seeds of Hope Award for tirelessly speaking up for the health care needs of the underserved, for promoting increased access to health care for all, and highlighting the unacceptable realities that un- and under-insured patients face in Texas.

Doctors for Change Health Advocacy Award

Doctors For Change

By speaking up for the healthcare needs of the underserved, Dr. Nuila embodies the mission of Doctors for Change to promote increased access to healthcare for all.


Ricardo Nuila Wins NER Award for Emerging Writers

Rico--NERIt is with enormous pleasure that New England Review and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference announce the selection of Ricardo Nuila as the recipient of the first annual New England Review Award for Emerging Writers.

Dr. Ricardo Nuila ’96 to Receive Ignatian Award as Alumnus of the Year

Rico--SJDr. Ricardo Nuila ’96 has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Ignatian Award presented annually to Strake Jesuit’s Alumnus of the Year. The Ignatian Award is annually bestowed upon a Strake Jesuit Alumnus who meets the following criteria: his life exemplifies the academic, religious, and social values of the Jesuit tradition; outstanding generosity to the community; professional achievement contributing to the advancement of his area of expertise, and he exemplifies a Man for Others.

Houston Doctor Gaining Recognition For Short Fiction And Essays About Life In The Hospital

Rico--Houston Public MediaThere is a long tradition of doctors who also write, including the poet William Carlos Williams, the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, and the author of Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton. Houston now boasts its own up and coming doctor-author, Dr. Ricardo Nuila. Nuila teaches medicine at Baylor, works at Ben Taub hospital, and also teaches creative writing at the University of Houston.

Baylor faculty honored for excellence in teaching and education

Baylor College of MedicineRico Baylor faculty members selected as outstanding educators for 2016 were honored at the Medical Education Awards Ceremony held Thursday, May 19, in Baylor’s Cullen Auditorium.“The faculty we honor with these awards are among the best of the best,” said Dr. Paul Klotman, president, CEO and executive dean of Baylor College of                                                        Medicine.

The Best Story I Read in a Lit Mag This Week: “Mort Naturelle” by Ricardo Nuila

Rico--PloughsharesFor most of us, our bodies can be mysteries, but in Ricardo Nuila’s story “Mort Naturelle,” we find them painfully explained. Here’s what happens to a spleen when a parachute doesn’t deploy; here’s how a jaw disappears when it’s been blasted with birdshot; here’s the sinewy tendons from a neck wedged in a closed elevator, a stray head rolling around on the tile floor; here’s the pus that oozes like a tear from a septic wound.